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trekkies_NNS
,_,
roger_NP
nygard_NP
's_POS
energetic_JJ
and_CC
hilarious_JJ
documentary_NN
,_,
brings_VBZ
viewers_NNS
into_IN
the_DT
world_NN
of_IN
the_DT
star_NN
trek_???
conventions_NNS
._.
the_DT
beauty_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
good_JJ
old_JJ
fashion_NN
fun_NN
for_IN
trekkies_NNS
and_CC
non-fans_NNS
alike_RB
._.
(_)
the_DT
film_NN
generally_RB
writes_VBZ
off_IN
the_DT
trekkies_NNS
vs_IN
._.
trekker_NN
polemic_NN
as_IN
not_XNOT
worth_IN
arguing_VBG
about_IN
._.
)_)
the_DT
good-spirited_JJ
movie_NN
trekkies_NNS
easily_RB
forces_NNS
even_RB
the_DT
most_DT
cynical_JJ
viewer_NN
into_IN
fits_NNS
of_IN
uncontrollable_JJ
,_,
loud_JJ
giggles_NNS
,_,
yet_RB
the_DT
picture_NN
treats_VBZ
its_PP$
subject_NN
matter_NN
with_IN
respect_NN
and_CC
a_DT
certain_JJ
awe_NN
._.
denise_NP
crosby_NP
,_,
who_WP
played_VBD
tasha_NN
yar_???
on_IN
"_"
star_NN
trek_???
:_:
the_DT
next_OD
generation_NN
,_,
"_"
serves_VBZ
as_IN
the_DT
host_NN
._.
in_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
credits_NNS
the_DT
movie_NN
reminds_VBZ
us_PP
that_CS
trekkies_NNS
are_BER
the_DT
only_RB
fan_NN
group_NN
listed_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
oxford_NP
english_JJ
dictionary_NN
(_(
oed_NP
)_)
._.
(_)
the_DT
oed_NP
cites_VBZ
a_DT
february_NP
,_,
1976_CD
caption_NN
in_IN
the_DT
"_"
new_JJ
yorker_NN
"_"
as_IN
the_DT
first_OD
recorded_JJ
usage_NN
of_IN
the_DT
word_NN
._.
)_)
unless_CS
you've_???
been_BEN
to_TO
the_DT
conventions_NNS
,_,
i_PP
posit_NN
that_CS
you_PP
have_HV
no_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
the_DT
dedication_NN
of_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
fans_NNS
._.
one_CD
pointed_JJ
out_RP
,_,
apologetically_RB
,_,
that_CS
the_DT
stripe_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
new_JJ
uniform_NN
was_BEDZ
slightly_RB
inaccurate_JJ
._.
others_NNS
talked_VBD
about_IN
how_WRB
many_DT
star_NN
trek_???
conventions_NNS
they_PP
had_HVD
attended_VBN
,_,
several_DT
dozen_NN
being_BEG
typical_JJ
and_CC
hundreds_NNS
not_XNOT
unheard_JJ
of_IN
._.
my_PP$
personal_JJ
favorite_NN
fan_NN
is_BEZ
sir_NN
speedy_JJ
photocopying_VBG
worker_NN
barbara_NP
adams_NP
._.
arguably_RB
the_DT
most_DT
famous_JJ
of_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
trekkies_NNS
,_,
she_PP
wears_VBZ
her_PP$
uniform_NN
every_DT
waking_NN
hour_NN
as_IN
many_DT
die-hard_NN
fans_NNS
do_DO
._.
her_PP
claim_VB
to_TO
fame_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
juror_NN
on_IN
the_DT
whitewater_NN
trial_NN
,_,
she_PP
wore_VBD
it_PP
in_IN
court_NN
as_IN
well_RB
._.
"_"
every_DT
day_NN
i_PP
would_MD
walk_VB
past_NN
the_DT
reporters_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
vulcan-like_NN
stoicism_NN
,_,
"_"
she_PP
says_VBZ
,_,
describing_VBG
her_PP$
way_NN
of_IN
dealing_VBG
with_IN
the_DT
crowd_NN
of_IN
reporters_NNS
who_WP
became_VBD
obsessed_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
obsession_NN
._.
she_PP
doesn't_DOZ
quite_RB
understand_VB
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
uproar_???
._.
"_"
i'm_???
an_DT
officer_NN
of_IN
the_DT
federation_NN
24_CD
hours_NNS
a_DT
day_NN
,_,
"_"
she_PP
reminds_VBZ
us_PP
._.
her_PP
fealty_NN
to_IN
her_PP$
hobby_NN
approaches_NNS
that_CS
of_IN
a_DT
religious_JJ
faith_NN
._.
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
laugher_NN
the_DT
show_NN
evokes_NNS
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
an_DT
equal_JJ
measure_NN
of_IN
sincere_JJ
appreciation_NN
for_IN
people_NN
with_IN
such_DT
loyalty_NN
._.
and_CC
their_PP$
infectious_JJ
joy_NN
provokes_NNS
a_DT
certain_JJ
envy_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
enjoyment_NN
._.
few_DT
other_JJ
avocations_NNS
could_MD
give_VB
this_DT
much_DT
satisfaction_NN
._.
these_DT
people_NN
are_BER
having_HVG
the_DT
time_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
lives_NNS
._.
(_(
for_CS
the_DT
record_NN
,_,
i'm_???
not_XNOT
a_DT
star_NN
trek_???
fan_NN
although_CS
i_PP
have_HV
seen_VBN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
._.
)_)
the_DT
film_NN
interviews_NNS
the_DT
various_JJ
star_NN
trek_???
series_NN
's_HVZ
stars_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
as_CS
its_PP$
fans_NNS
._.
the_DT
stars_NNS
had_HVD
thought_VBN
the_DT
convention_NN
idea_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
lark_NN
and_CC
would_MD
soon_RB
fade_VB
,_,
but_CC
over_IN
twenty_CD
years_NNS
later_RBR
,_,
the_DT
conventions_NNS
are_BER
still_RB
going_VBG
strong_JJ
._.
filled_VBN
with_IN
anecdotes_NNS
,_,
the_DT
show_NN
talks_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
happenings_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
various_JJ
conventions_NNS
._.
at_IN
one_CD
,_,
the_DT
actor_NN
who_WP
plays_VBZ
q_NN
was_BEDZ
so_RB
sick_JJ
that_CS
he_PP
thought_VBD
he_PP
would_MD
have_HV
to_TO
cancel_VB
._.
after_IN
appearing_VBG
briefly_RB
,_,
he_PP
drank_VBD
some_DT
water_NN
and_CC
left_VBD
._.
they_PP
decided_VBD
to_IN
auction_NN
off_IN
his_PP$
half-empty_???
glass_NN
,_,
joking_VBG
that_CS
it_PP
had_HVD
the_DT
"_"
q_NN
virus_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
guy_NN
who_WP
won_VBD
the_DT
bidding_NN
immediately_RB
drank_VBD
the_DT
water_NN
and_CC
screamed_VBD
to_TO
the_DT
crowd_NN
that_CS
he_PP
now_RB
had_HVD
the_DT
q_NN
virus_NN
too_RB
._.
with_IN
dedication_NN
comes_VBZ
a_DT
certain_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
stupidity_NN
._.
not_XNOT
just_RB
flitting_VBG
among_IN
people_NN
,_,
the_DT
documentary_NN
takes_VBZ
the_DT
time_NN
to_IN
let_VB
you_PP
get_VB
to_TO
know_VB
the_DT
trekkies_NNS
._.
one_CD
guy_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
trekkie_NN
cross-dresser_NN
,_,
another_DT
dresses_NNS
her_PP
cat_NN
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
there_EX
is_BEZ
the_DT
dentist_NN
._.
the_DT
dentist_NN
has_HVZ
his_PP$
entire_JJ
office_NN
made_VBN
up_RP
to_IN
look_NN
like_IN
a_DT
star_NN
trek_???
set_NN
._.
he_PP
,_,
his_PP$
oral_JJ
hygienists_NNS
,_,
his_PP$
receptionist_NN
,_,
his_PP$
wife_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
kids_NNS
wear_VB
the_DT
outfits_NNS
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
time_NN
._.
it_PP
appears_VBZ
that_CS
his_PP$
workers_NNS
are_BER
permitted_VBN
to_IN
take_VB
them_PP
off_RP
when_CS
they_PP
go_VB
home_NN
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
his_PP$
family_NN
._.
for_IN
variety_NN
,_,
he_PP
and_CC
his_PP$
family_NN
do_DO
change_VB
characters_NNS
from_IN
time_NN
to_IN
time_NN
._.
he_PP
says_VBZ
his_PP$
patients_NNS
like_IN
it_PP
._.
well_RB
,_,
there_EX
was_BEDZ
this_DT
one_CD
complainer_NN
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
had_HVD
a_DT
problem_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
bill_NN
anyway_RB
._.
there_EX
are_BER
summer_NN
schools_NNS
for_IN
klingon_NN
with_IN
ph_NN
._.
d_NN
._.
linguists_NNS
to_IN
teach_VB
the_DT
language_NN
._.
hamlet_NP
is_BEZ
now_RB
available_JJ
in_IN
klingon_NN
,_,
albeit_CS
perhaps_RB
not_XNOT
at_IN
your_PP$
local_JJ
bookstore_IN
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
are_BER
working_VBG
on_IN
translating_VBG
the_DT
bible_NN
._.
they_PP
even_RB
sell_VB
united_JJ
federation_NN
passports_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
real_JJ
enough_RB
that_CS
trekkies_NNS
have_HV
used_VBN
them_PP
to_IN
fool_NN
customs_NNS
,_,
even_RB
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
customs_NNS
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
bogs_NNS
down_IN
only_RB
briefly_RB
when_CS
it_PP
tries_VBZ
to_IN
argue_VB
the_DT
series_NN
's_POS
larger_JJR
meaning_NN
about_IN
diversity_NN
and_CC
humanitarian_JJ
concerns_NNS
._.
sandwiched_VBN
in-between_IN
the_DT
levity_NN
,_,
the_DT
switch_NN
in_IN
tone_NN
doesn't_DOZ
work_VB
._.
the_DT
incessantly_RB
up-beat_NN
film_NN
ends_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
singing_NN
elvis_NP
impersonator_NN
._.
he_PP
fits_VBZ
right_JJ
in_IN
._.
trekkies_NNS
runs_NNS
a_DT
breezy_???
26_CD
:_:
26_CD
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
rated_VBN
but_CC
would_MD
be_BE
pg_NP
for_IN
brief_JJ
sexual_JJ
references_NNS
and_CC
would_MD
be_BE
fine_JJ
for_IN
all_PDT
ages_NNS
._.